Was doing some research on HTIB's and I must admit alot of this is over my head, Buying a TV as easier than this...seemingly :P
I was going to go with ONKYO HTS5100 or similar, however I have found out my area does not have a seller of the systems. Consumer Reports also mentions a few others but none seem to have everything im looking for. Is it possible my combination is not possible?
Here is what I am looking for..
My room is ~10ft by 20ft with the TV on the 10 ft wall, my couches are not against the back wall, and there are no major structural objects in the room (pillars etc..).
I currently have a LG 50inch Plasma (50PC5D), and a Xbox Elite (HDMI), running through HDMI cables.
I will be buying a Blueray in the future, if not with this package...not sure there.
Im hoping for 500$ range but could go to 700$ CAD.
However what i want (or think i want) is a 5.1 or 7.1 , HDMI input is a must (blueray + XBOX + HDCable) so a 3/1 input/output is best. Wireless rear speakers would be best, however I hear you can buy an adaptor for these. Other things like ipod doc, etc are not really needed...major uses will be for movies/gaming.
I ideally dont want a DVD player included in the sytem as the blueray will do all that, so that has basically eliminated most of the consumer Reports top list. Sony HTDDWG700 was next but no HDMI inputs..
Thoughts would be appreciated...any input would be appreciated..
thanks in advance